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@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.


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#21 Omgiamonfire

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

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Given their track record, and whether you like it or no, hasn't Bungie earned the right to be somewhat arrogant? I mean, they do tend to deliver the goods, were i in their shoes, I can't say I wouldn't be overly cocky either.

Given that they actually did revolutionize how FPSes were made and played, I'm inclined to agree with this.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:55 PM

The reason for regenerating health has nothing to do with what the players want. It's to make game design easier. You don't need to worry about how different scenarios would play out if the player has various levels of health while entering a room if you can assume he regenerated to full on the way into the room.

It's also really immersion-breaking at times. I can accept a guy in power armor being able to recharge shields, but a large number of supposedly realistic games seem to think the average adult human can heal a bullet wound in 45 seconds.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:01 AM

QUOTE(Waspinator @ Feb 19 2013, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The reason for regenerating health has nothing to do with what the players want. It's to make game design easier. You don't need to worry about how different scenarios would play out if the player has various levels of health while entering a room if you can assume he regenerated to full on the way into the room.

It's also really immersion-breaking at times. I can accept a guy in power armor being able to recharge shields, but a large number of supposedly realistic games seem to think the average adult human can heal a bullet wound in 45 seconds.


Is it really that more bizarre than the average adult being able to heal any injury by walking over a kit with magical medical supplies in it?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

Nope!

Just assume your healthbar is your plot armor, or luck. Those 'hits' are almost hits. If you run out of luck, bam, a real shot gets ya. HP is always abstract.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

Looks like the Destiny crew is in NY. I'd assume we'll see a full gameplay trailer tonight at the PlayStation press event.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:47 AM

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:24 PM

Bumping this back up as I've preordered this for PS4 and was curious if anyone else had already decided to pick it up (whenever it actually launches). I figure if there's enough interest on one particular console we could try and do an Allspark Fireteam/Clan/Whatever you want to call it.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:55 PM

I'll be pre-ordering it for whenever it's release date is on PS4.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:36 AM

I will be picking it up, but I don't know what system I will be getting it for yet.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:26 PM

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I will be picking it up, but I don't know what system I will be getting it for yet.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:28 PM

Don't lie to him, even I don't want to play with myself!

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:35 PM

Picking it up for PS4.
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:19 PM

I'll be getting it on the PS4 too most likely.

Of course whether I'll actually have a PS4 when its released or not is another question entirely.
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:17 AM

Probably PS4 here, once I own a PS4 and the game is out.
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:14 AM

http://www.reuters.c...EA4501F20140506

 

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Jesus that's a lot of money!


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:59 AM

The article paints it as $500 million for one game, but the actual language used keeps referring to the franchise.

 

"The spokesperson added that investment in the next generation engine and a "robust backend infrastructure are upfront expenditures that should reduce future product development costs."

 

So its up front but some of it is towards the whole franchise, not just the first game. That said it is still a LOT of money, you're right.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 10:20 AM

So did anyone else get into the Alpha for this weekend? I don't think there's an NDA.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:16 AM

Not I.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:33 PM

Okay so I've max leveled one character in the Alpha, put probably 5 hours into it so far. I can tell its an Alpha there are some issues that as far as I'm aware are being resolved, or have been resolved. Beyond that, what I immediately notice is it has the kind of tight, excellent gunplay I'd expect from a Bungie title and positively drips atmosphere.

 

Past that the next thing I notice, is that despite all the talk of it being a "shared world shooter" it is, for all intents, an MMO. Or at least a variation of one. I honestly, and this may just be me, but I honestly got gigantic City of Heroes vibes while I was playing. Maybe its just because I'm enjoying it so much, and I am enjoying it. If this is the Alpha, I can't wait to try the Beta next month, and they've guaranteed I'm keeping my pre-order.

 

Depending on how well they make everything work, they really could have something extremely special here.



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